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2008: Julie Coin defeats Ana Ivanovic
After surviving a scare in the first round against Vera Dushevina, number one seed Ana Ivanovic crashed in second round. She lost to french qualifier Julie Coin, ranked 188 and making her Grand Slam debut.
Ivanovic, who had been bothered by a thumb injury, cited fatigue and lack of preparation to explain the so-called “biggest upset in US Open history”.
Julie Coin’s magical run ended against former number one Amelie Mauresmo in the third round.
Until Coin’s win, the top seed at the US Open had not lost earlier than the third round when Billie Jean King was ousted in the 1973 tournament.

2005: Ekaterina Bychkova defeats Svetlana Kuznetsova
Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova lost to number 97 Elena Bychkova in the first round, becoming the first female defending champion to lose in the first round.

I tried my best, it wasn’t my day. What do I do? Kill myself? No I don’t. Just take positive things out of this and maybe I’ll try to learn

Following the US Open, Kuznetsova played just 4 matches during the remainding of the year, winning 2 of them.
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Site: USTA Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NY
Dates: Monday, August 29 – Sunday, September 11 2011
Qualifying Matches: Begin Tuesday, Aug. 23 through Friday, August 26
Main Draw: Thursday, August 25. Main Draw begins Monday, August 29
US Open official website: http://www.usopen.org/

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Tickets:
They can be purchased in person at any Ticketmaster outlet location or by visiting the Box Office located at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

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Defending champion Kim Clijsters will be one of the favorite for the title once again this year.

Kim will debut Fila’s Center Court Collection at the 2010 US Open.

US Open 2010: Kim Clijsters Fila dress
Caroline Wozniacki 2010 US Open adidas outfit

Caroline Wozniacki 2010 US Open adidas outfit

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For the first time since 2003, Federer didn’t reach the Wimbledon final. Federer lost in the quarter final to the Czech Berdych 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, and he slipped to World No. 3 in the rankings for the first time in nearly seven years.

What a disappointing year for Federer so far, only one title (Australian Open) and two defeats in finals (he lost to Nadal in Madrid and Hewitt in Halle). On June 1, Federer lost in the French Open quarterfinals as the defending champion there, too, putting an end to his unprecedented 23 consecutive appearances in major semifinals.

“God, I can’t wait for Paris and Wimbledon to come around next year again, that’s for sure, because they’ve been frustrating tournaments for me, even though it wasn’t too bad. Quarters is a decent result,” Federer said, as if trying to convince himself along with everyone else.

“Obviously, people think quarters is shocking, but people would die to play in quarterfinal stages of Grand Slam play,”. “It’s not something I’m used to doing — losing in quarterfinals — because it’s not something I’ve done in the last six years.”

Can Federer bounce back and win the US Open? Please share your thoughts.

Will Federer win the US Open this year?

  • No (52%, 16 Votes)
  • Yes (48%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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